Cookie Program PSA - 30 seconds
- Cookie Sale: February 1 - March 17
- Cookie Booths: February 15 - March 17
Each box of Girl Scout Cookies costs $3.50.
Cookie Ingredient Information
The cookies have zero trans-fat and have no preservatives or artificial coloring.
How to buy Girl Scout Cookies
From February 1 through March 17, Girl Scouts will go from door-to-door selling cookies. From Feb. 15 through March 17, Girl Scouts will sell cookies at booths throughout the region. To find the location closest to you, log on to www.girlscoutsiowa.org and type your zip code into the Booth Locator. If a Girl Scout does not contact you for a cookie order, please call Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa at 800-342-8389 if you’d like to buy cookies
The eight cookies available in 2013 include:
- OUR NEW COOKIE: Mango Crèmes (See below for info.)
- Thin Mints
- Caramel deLites
- Peanut Butter Patties
- Peanut Butter Sandwich
More about our Mango Crèmes!
We are so excited about the release of our new cookie, “Mango Crèmes with NutriFusion™,” which combines a crispy cookie with the taste of the tropics. These vanilla and coconut cookies are filled with a tangy mango-flavored crème enhanced with nutrients derived from fruits. Yum!
Mango Cremes with NutriFusion™ contain:
- 15% RDI (reference daily intake) of Vitamin B1 per serving
- 5% RDI of Vitamins A, C, D, E, and B6 per serving
- Zero grams trans fats per serving
- No hydrogenated oils
- No preservatives
- New Girl Scout Cookie Packaging
For the first time in 13 years (since 1999), all boxes of Girl Scout Cookies have an updated look and purpose: to elevate the significance of the Girl Scout Cookie Program, a $790-million girl-led business.
5 Skills of the Cookie Program
The iconic Girl Scout Cookie package now features the five financial literacy and entrepreneurship skills that the Girl Scout Cookie Program teaches girls: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics.
- She develops Cooperation and Team Building skills!
- Girls set cookie sales goals individually and, with her team/troop, creates a plan to reach them. She develops Cooperation and Team Building skills along the way!
- She develops Critical Thinking and Problem Solving!
- Girls help decide how her team/troop will spend their cookie proceeds, furthering her Critical Thinking and Problem Solving skills that will help her in many aspects of her life.
- She develops Practical Life Skills around financial literacy!
- Girls take cookie orders, handle customers’ money and gains valuable and Practical Life Skills around financial literacy
- She develops Healthy Relationships and Conflict Resolution!
- Girls learn how to talk to, listen to, and work with all kinds of people while selling cookies. These experiences help her develop Healthy Relationship and Conflict Resolution sills she can use throughout her life.
- She develops Positive Values!
- Girl Scouts are honest and responsible at every step of the Cookie Program. Her business ethics reinforce the Positive Values she is developing as a Girl Scout
What can a Girl do?
The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the premiere financial literacy program for girls in the United States. For over 75 years, Girl Scouts have participated in the cookie program to learn essential life skills, earn recognitions, Cookie Dough, and to help raise funds for their
73% of the cookie sales stay in our local council; the proceeds are used for services to girls, resident camp, council property maintenance, troop proceeds, recognitions, and Cookie Dough.
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa is partnered with ABC Bakers, out of North Sioux City, which is part of our council jurisdiction. ABC Bakers is celebrating 76 years of baking Girl Scout Cookies.
Fun Facts about Girl Scout Cookies
- Best Seller overall in Iowa is the Thin Mint. However, the Sioux City area prefers the Peanut Butter Patties.
- Last year, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa sold more than 1,800,000 boxes of cookies, which is 300,000 more than the 2011 sale.
- The first national Girl Scout Cookie sale was held in 1936.
- Everything girls do in Girl Scouting is designed to help them grow into leaders of Courage, Confidence, and Character. The 5 Skills girls learned through the Girl Scout Cookie Program are an important ingredient in the Girl Scout Leadership Experience.
- The Cookie Program teaches Girl Scouts skills that will help them grow into leaders in their own lives, leaders in business, and leaders in the world.
Other Important Points
- Buy a cookie and change a girl’s life? It can happen when you purchase those famous cookies during the much-anticipated 2013 Girl Scout Cookie Program.
- The Girl Scout Cookie Program is more than just a way to get a tasty treat. It’s a confidence builder for the girls and allows them to be part of the largest girl-led business in the country, generating more than $700 million for girls and communities nationwide.
- How can cookies help girls do great things? It’s much more than just dollars and cents. Donated cookies are sent to soldiers across the globe. Funding can help girls purchase school supplies for their classmate in need or donate clothes to victims of abuse or neglect. From funding a field trip to the nation’s capital to building a new campsite, each cookie sold empowers girls to make better choices by impacting the lives of the people around them.
We’d love to hear from you! To learn more about the Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa Cookie Program, call us at 800-342-8389 or 515-278-2881.
About Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa:
Serving girls in Central and Western Iowa, NE Nebraska and SE South Dakota, Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa provides leadership programming to over 15,000 girls and 4,000 adult volunteers. It is a great time to be a Girl Scout and you can sign up at any time during the year. To find out more about our program, please visit our website at www.girlscoutsiowa.org or call us at 800-342-8389.